1957-D Lincoln Wheat Cent
ok, here's another example of a " wheatie "
I bought 6 rolls of wheat pennies for a couple bucks today; upon opening the first roll I found 2 examples with discrepancies. For this example please have a look at the magnified view; Lincoln displays ( what I'm calling) a die break in his hair at about the 10 o'clock position.
All the specifications as to weight and dia, (so on and so forth) would be true as to mint spec's. Also note the filled "9" in 1957, I have several of these ( Wheaties) with filled 5's, 6's, 9's, 4's. If you would like to see some of these, mention so in the comments section and I will post them. hope you enjoy this fun wheat cent!!
p.s. I'm working on the art of grading coins. I believe this example to be EF-45. If possible from viewing the photo's, let me know how you grade this specimen. I really appreciate your feedback.
Big Nub Numismatics
Nice find. Although I would've graded it VF-30-35.
Thanks for the feedback! Today I found a classification for this coin on the website Cud-On-Coins.com. This coin can be found on their website as IDB-1C-1957D-05, also, RIDB-1C-1957D-09. That's one mystery solved, on the next. Thanks for the help everybody.
Yep, a die break in the hair (common) and a die chip in the loop of the 9 (also a relatively common occurrence.) It's not a cud; cuds occur near the rims, close to the edges of coins. Based on the pics, I think XF-45 might be a bit too generous of a grade; no traces of luster present from what I can tel, but it's hard to accurately grade 3-D objects based on 2-D pics. Thanks for sharing! -Sam Gelberd, ANA Numismatic Educator.
I'd agree with an EF grade. You are so lucky at finding cool cents! Keep up the good work!
Awesome thanks for your sharing your time and your professional eye with me . I will indeed read, study and scrutinize coinage while loving it the whole way. again thanks!
Nice die break. The grade looks about right but I'm no grader.. Thanks!
I agree with the EF grade.
There call cuds and the fifties are loaded with them especially with the letters. The letter B is the worst I have a whole roll of different dates in the fifties. That's all they sell now the forties and fifties. Very else is very hard to find. But you have good eyes so keep it up. Mike.
I have been working on grading coins for a long long time. The writer of the Red Book was asked what does it take to be a good grader. He replied a good loop a bright lite and twenty five years experience. He wasn't kidding. It's very hard . My percentage is 93% still not good enough and NGC has my records. I write the grade next to the amount of the coin. You have to study read go to school for it just to be a Jr. Grader I wish you all the luck and hope you turn out better than the ones they have now. Stay with it if that's what you want. We are all rooting for you. Thanks and good luck. Mike.
From the pic, it looks EF to me. Not bad for a 60 yr old cent!